RARE/SCARCE BIRDS - LATEST PHOTOS
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Greenish Warbler, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. June 2nd, 2018.
Greenish Warbler, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. June 2nd, 2018.
Short-toed Lark, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. June 2nd, 2018.
Red-footed Falcon, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. May 27th, 2018.
Hobby, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Hobby (Falco subbuteo)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. May 27th, 2018.
Tawny Pipit, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. May 26th, 2018.
American Golden Plover, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. May 25th, 2018.
American Golden Plover, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. May 25th, 2018.
Great White Egret, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Great White Egret (Ardea alba)
Lady's Island, Co. Wexford. April 29th, 2018.
Garden Warbler, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. April 28th, 2018.
Hoopoe, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Hook Head, Co. Wexford. April 21st, 2018.
Ring-necked Duck, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. April 21st, 2018.
PAST IRISH RARE BIRDS
Found on 22nd June
2008 Laughing Gull, Mayo
1996 Marsh Warbler, Wexford
1995 Frigatebird sp., Dublin
1994 Spotted Sandpiper, Kerry
1982 Elegant Tern, Down
More details:
Laughing Gull
Aghleam Bay, The Mullet, Mayo. 2008.
Marsh Warbler
Lingstown, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 1996.
2nd Irish Record
Frigatebird sp.
Booterstown, Dublin. 1995.
4th Irish Record
Spotted Sandpiper
Dunquin, Kerry. 1994.
10th Irish Record
Elegant Tern
Greencastle Point, Carlingford Lough, Down. 1982.
1st Irish Record. Also seen in Cork the following August
FIRST WP RECORDS
on 22nd June:
Oriental Pratincole, Between Dunwich and Walberswick, Suffolk, England. 22nd June, 1981.
Remained in Suffolk until 8th July. Later refound at Old Hall Marshes, Essex c. 6th August where it remained until 11th October.
Burns, D.W. 1993. Oriental Pratincole: new to the Western Palearctic. British Birds 86(3): 115-120